Thursday, 8 March 2012

America, please make a change away from oppressing and restricting politics

Wow...I really hope logical Americans will stand up and not let a fundamentalist head case win this next election. As a Canadian all I can do is ask for the American people to seriously educate themselves before choosing a leader this year. 

I've started getting interested in the American election more this year than before. I think its because of a few reasons, mostly being that our Prime Minister has a habit of being an American lap dog and following any 'suggestion' they give. I do think that American policies and interests have a big impact on Canadians.

When it comes to a Democratic candidate, Obama is the only choice. Although I don't agree with him on alot of topics I do think he is the most progressive and open minded option that could realistically win. He supports stem cell research, abortion and sympathizes with the LGBT community even though he doesn't morally agree with gay marriage. He basically believes that his religion shouldn't dictate the laws regarding gay marriage.

“It's a union between a man and a woman. For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God's in the mix…
… Historically, because historically, we have not defined marriage in our constitution. It’s been a matter of state law that has been our tradition." -
Obama speaking to Reverend Rick Warren (August 16, 2008)

The Republicans scare me. Looking at the options I fear a future of oppression and religious laws for Americans. As of March 7th, Mitt Romney is in a strong lead.

Romney is the best republican candidate in my opinion, but that's not saying much. I just think he's the most sane out of all of them. And he is Mormon, so he can't be completely sane. So far the only thing I strongly think he could help with in the states is welfare.

"Mitt Romney suggested that welfare recipients should go to work immediately. He suggested doing away with capital gains taxes for those firms that invest in inner city enterprise zones also advocated tax credits for hiring poor residents of those areas."

Santorum is the only one even closely following Romney in numbers. But he still only has 1/2 the following, which is very good. This man is a borderline religious extremist. He is the definition of my fear a republican controlled USA.

So many things wrong with what he said in the audio clip. He doesn't even know his country's history. Hey Santorum! the "Founding Fathers" were atheists that supported the concept of separation of church and state! I've read different articles on Santorum and they scream religious uneducated nutcase. 
Religious talk or propaganda should be BANNED from anything even relating to politics. The USA was NOT founded on Christian beliefs. The founding fathers would be sick to their stomachs if they could see what has happened to their country.

"The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" . This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy Muslims-- they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams." - Founding Fathers site

Santorum would be a horrible choice for open-minded, freethinking people and would bring us back to the morals of the dark ages.
Why Teaching People to Think for Themselves Is Repugnant to Religious Zealots and Rick Santorum

I find it extremely offensive that he equates same sex to adultery and incest. My bisexuality, my love of a women or mans body doesn't mean I would ever cheat or be attracted to a family member.
"And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society?" - Santorum
The 'little guy' that I support but know won't likely win is Libertarian Gary Johnson. He is pro-choice and believes state and religion need to be separate. He supports the idea of legalizing marijuana stating that the current war on drugs is failing, wasting money and introducing young people to lives of crime. He used to be a supporter of capital punishment but changed his stance when he realized that there are flaws in the system and it could cause the death of an innocent person.
In his official site, Johnson's stance is:
"Stem cell research should only be completed by private laboratories that operate without federal funding. Government should not impose its values upon marriage. It should allow marriage equality, including gay marriage. It should also protect the rights of religious organizations to follow their beliefs."
"The parallels between drug policy today and Prohibition in the 1920’s are obvious, as are the lessons our nation learned. Prohibition was repealed because it made matters worse. Today, no one is trying to sell our kids bathtub gin in the schoolyard and micro-breweries aren’t protecting their turf with machine guns. It’s time to apply that thinking to marijuana. By making it a legal, regulated product, availability can be restricted, under-age use curtailed, enforcement/court/incarceration costs reduced, and the profit removed from a massive underground and criminal economy. Abuse of hard drugs is a health problem that should be dealt with by health experts, not a problem that should be clogging up our courts, jails, and prisons with addicts."
"An Internet free of regulation and taxation has produced innovation and enhancements to quality of life almost unparalleled in human history. If the market demands Internet services, speed and access, the market will provide them without any help from the government. The government, with its regulatory foot in the door, will inevitably end up attempting to regulate and referee content, speech, and commerce."
Anyway, when it comes down to the realistic view of who could win the election this year. I think Obama still has it but Mitt Romney will give him a run for his money
I personally believe Gary Johnson is defiantly the best choice America...but please do your own research and make an informed vote!


  1. I don't think Santorum is a borderline extremist, I think he's a full blown dominionist, theocratic extremist. Romney is a flip flop artist, but for now, I agree that Obama is the only sane choice. I don't think Americans fully appreciate how close they are to living in a semi-theocratic nation.

    1. I agree that they don't realize how close they are to losing their freedoms. They blindly believe that the government actual cares about the population.

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  3. I think that it's sad that we end up using "the government" as a meta-name for something "other than the population". By stated goal the government is supposed to reflect the needs and welfare of it's people.

    This isn't always the case but it is often the case--there are programs and departments that work and work very well. In fact some groups have been, in opposition to the welfare of the populace, been dismantling some of the best government programs (Social Security).

    I agree with most of your post. The US faces slim-to-no good political options. Politics itself has begun to be proven as obsolete. Religious fanaticism and rampant--and unrepresentative--corporate interests have asserted even more power over us and offered us horrible (and bizarrely marketed) ways of thinking.

    I believe that both religious and capital power have subverted the representation citizens expect from their government. We need to take it back rather than continuing to adopt an "us versus the government" ideology. Stem cells should be publicly funded precisely because it should be publicly provided into our knowledge base.

    Universities, for example, provide for most experimental and progressive types of knowledge. Could that change? Sure, but not through privatization.

    Sorry, I didn't mean to sound overly harsh. I agree with the core of your post 100%. I just want to assert that in the 21st century engineering rather than politics or economic power-groups should be the voice of the people.

    1. You don't sound harsh, I agree with what your saying. To disagree with the government or protest against it in America has been called "anti-american" by many who don't know their country's own history. I'm not American and even I know Jefferson wrote in a letter "..The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." Thank you for your view, I'm am very open to discus different and even opposing opinions in a polite, none-trolling atmosphere.